Universities in Cologne, Germany
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Cologne
6 out of 7
  • Universities in Cologne
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
16
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Cologne
  • (10 institution and 6 subject rankings)
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  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Cologne
  • Among TOP 200
Latest ranking updates related to universities in Cologne
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Scimago Institutions published most recent results of Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities. Includes 2 universities from Cologne.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: QS World University Rankings By Subject (Earth & Marine Sciences) updated with The Cologne University of Music ranked highest among 12 listed universities in Cologne.
  • 01 Jan, 2021: New edition of Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities. 6 universities in Cologne ranked.
  • 03 Dec, 2020: Publication of URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance. University of Cologne with highest ranking among universities in Cologne ranked #200.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Cologne

Sociology
#43 
University of Cologne
Biological Sciences
#76 
University of Cologne
Linguistics
#93 
University of Cologne
Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health
#126 
University of Cologne
Agriculture
#302 
University of Cologne

Rankings of universities in Cologne, Germany 2021

#1

University of Cologne

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (1138 reviews)
  • #16 
  • #145 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #16 
  • #282 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #21 
  • #256 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

German Sport University Cologne

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (64 reviews)
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  • #72 
  • #538 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #99 
  • #3327 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #67 
  • #1753 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]

#3

Technology Arts Sciences TH Köln, Technische Hochschule Köln (TH Köln)

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (169 reviews)
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  • #83 
  • #2586 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #34 
  • #297 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #89 
  • #2935 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#4

Cologne Business School

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (143 reviews)
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  • #203 
  • #9457 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#5

Catholic University of Applied Sciences NRW

Student satisfaction: 2.9 / 5.0 (20 reviews)
  • #211 
  • #9718 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#6

Köln University of Applied Sciences

Student satisfaction: 3.6 / 5.0 (102 reviews)
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  • #221 
  • #10113 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#7

The Cologne University of Music

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (87 reviews)
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Cologne Key Facts for International Students

Population: 964000

Time: GMT +1

District/province: North Rhine-Westphalia, Regierungsbezirk Köln

Living costs for students in Cologne:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 87* (13% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 66* (34% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 61* (39% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 4.05 €
  • Plug Type C
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Plug Type F
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
Nobel prize laureates:
Kurt Alder (Cologne University, 1950)

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FAQ

University of Cologne ranks #1 in Cologne in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

Among all universities in Cologne University of Cologne is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 24 rankings where University of Cologne is listed.

University of Cologne is ranked best in Cologne for Social Studies & Humanities (Sociology). See all rankings for the University of Cologne.

University of Cologne is ranked best in Cologne for Natural Sciences (Biological Sciences). See all rankings for the University of Cologne.

University of Cologne is ranked best in Cologne for Languages & Literature (Linguistics). See all rankings for the University of Cologne.

University of Cologne is ranked best in Cologne for Medicine & Health (Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health). See all rankings for the University of Cologne.

University of Cologne is ranked best in Cologne for Agriculture (Agriculture). See all rankings for the University of Cologne.

Ranking publishers

British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU Europe:
Scientific Efficiency 23%
Scientific Potential 15%
Graduates on the labour market 15%
Internationalisation 15%
Prestige 14%
Learning Conditions 10%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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